Less than a week ago I put a Multi Sensor up in my sun room (which is an unheated mainly glass room). It was a breeze to set up and get working and I’ve been a bit taken with the ability to see, on the fly, what the temperature is in the room in addition to the status of the door state it’s attached to. Temperature is nice to know as we sometimes have guests in there and I can easily trigger a heater to kick on if we know someone is coming over.
However, as noted, I put this device up less than a week ago. Almost immediately I noticed it was at 80% battery. Meanwhile I also placed a Samsung water sensor in my basement on the same day. It’s still showing 100% battery. I then noticed that yesterday it was at 70% battery and that was a bit concerning… until today. Now it’s showing as 50% battery.
Is the cold weather having an impact on the battery? Is it really going to need to be replaced every couple of weeks (which would make it entirely unusable)?
If it’s due to all the drastic reporting of temp shifts, is there a way to tell it to not report temperature? Would that save battery?
Or is this perhaps a defective battery or unit?